Carroll Hospital Welcomes New Associate Chief Nursing Officer

After conducting an extensive nationwide search, Carroll Hospital is pleased to announce that Leigh Chapman, M.S., B.S.N., C.I.C., has joined the organization as associate chief nursing officer.

Chapman is responsible for providing leadership for the effective, efficient and high quality operations of nursing services. She has responsibility for approximately 600 team members and an annual operating budget of nearly $65 million. She works closely with the current hospital chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services, Stephanie Reid, in the development and execution of the nursing strategic plan and succession planning.

She brings 20 years of clinical experience, with 13 of those in leadership. She comes to Carroll Hospital from University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, where she was director of surgical nursing, rehabilitation and vascular access. She has extensive experience in infection prevention and intensive care, including surgical intensive care.

Chapman earned her Master of Science in nursing leadership and management from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Stevenson University in Greenspring, Maryland. She is dedicated to community service and has also traveled internationally for health and wellness missions.

“Leigh is a highly engaging, authentic and inspirational leader with a strong background and will be an excellent addition to the Carroll Hospital team. She is a servant leader who has a strong focus on staff, patient and community engagement,” stated Garrett Hoover, president and chief operating officer of Carroll Hospital.

She resides in Finksburg with her husband and two children.

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